Thursday, July 2, 2009
Three Eggs Today!
That's half of a half a dozen!
Which means all three chickens are laying now. The novelty of going to my backyard and picking up eggs has not yet worn off. It's hard to tell from the photo but the two in the middle are from the Americana and are light blue. The darker brown eggs are from our New Hampshire Red- which has laid an egg every day so far. The lighter brown egg is from our bantam, a Silver Laced Wyandotte.
Remember when I said our chickens were not bothering the established crops? Well- that is still true- but we tried to seed alfalfa and more corn- and they tore those sprouts to bits. They managed to fly out of the area we had fenced off behind the garage, which is how they became really really free range in the first place. Tonight after the corn massacre- my husband built a taller fence. The area used to be covered in nice rye grass and some other novelty plants I stuck back there. Now its all dead and dried out. Also the chickens made a really nice nest under the canna lilies and I feel bad they won't be able to use it now. Clearly I have gone insane for the chickens. They are such funny little pets. And last I checked- our dog never made us food.
So now I am trying to think of some nice plants to put back there for the chickens to enjoy.